## Search found 8 matches

Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:32 am UTC
Topic: 1113: "Killed In Action"
Replies: 78
Views: 19701

### Re: 1113: "Killed In Action"

Definitely a reference to the trope. I think there is also a reference to the unexpected hanging paradox http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unexpected_hanging_paradox . I think the best solution (from a logic perspective) would just be to randomly retire people at the end of each day, so that way no one i...
Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:44 am UTC
Topic: 1047: "Approximations"
Replies: 159
Views: 68944

### Re: 1047: "Approximations"

The error in the first Protip is pretty big though. If only the fractions were added instead of subtracted. I am going to use the radius of the earth one from now on - just to confuse anyone reading my work.
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:43 am UTC
Topic: 0863: "Major in the Universe"
Replies: 108
Views: 24872

### Re: 0863: "Major in the Universe"

Who the hell is Malcolm Gladwell? Also, what is it with Americans and your "majors"? In Britain, we go to university to just do one subject. I'm in my first year, and I'm taking courses in maths, maths, maths, maths, maths, maths, maths and mathematical physics. I know someone who is on a...
Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:44 am UTC
Topic: 0842: "Mark"
Replies: 108
Views: 44999

### Re: 0842: "Mark"

Wait... so if B equals D are the rivals of pen fifteen, does that make B equals D the Party?

That, or I am trying to find a 1984 reference wherever I can.
Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: What is the mass of a feather?
Replies: 229
Views: 320519

### Re: What is the mass of a feather?

First set up a system of rotating masses that are perfectly* in balance. Then simply attach a feather a known distance away from the axis of rotation and a known distance along the shaft. Change the angular velocity of the masses, such that you reach resonance. Use this frequency to determine the to...
Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:30 am UTC
Topic: 0730: "Circuit Diagram"
Replies: 254
Views: 99384

### Re: "Circuit Diagram" Discussion

Anyone else notice the PPP transistor (or that's what I think it is). Between the glued open switch and scarab beetles.
Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:35 am UTC
Topic: 0719: "Brain Worms"
Replies: 140
Views: 28551

### Re: "Brain Worms" Discussion

I have never had the driving or falling teeth dream, but I have had a few others with may be common. One was about the next day (which was surprisingly dull), and one where I was dead and was doing ghostly things. Oh, and the horror survival one.
Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:13 am UTC